Category: Parenting

  • Social Skills: A Polite Request

    Social Skills: A Polite Request

    I have the privilege of working with several families in the community. A consistent struggle that many families struggle with is the development of healthy communication and social skills. This struggle can be caused by number of factors some would say it’s because of technology, while others would say its due to media and our […]

  • Whats Left Behind

    Whats Left Behind

    “You shall never fail to have a successor to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me faithfully as you have done.” 1 Kings 8:25 Who will build on the legacy that we leave once we are gone? I think this […]

  • Navigating Change 2015

    Navigating Change 2015

    “Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.”   As we look at a new year as a family we a confronted with the need to navigating change. A number of years ago I sat through […]

  • “Your the best boy ever”

    “Your the best boy ever”

    “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 While walking through the store yesterday I was a man on a mission. I was looking for a specific item and I needed to get out of the store as quickly as I could. As […]

  • “Finding Hope”

    “Finding Hope”

    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us   ….” (Hebrews 12:1) All-Star season marks the end of another Little League season. It is exciting to see […]

  • “Watch what you post”

    As a parent I have tried to establish a strong and healthy relationship with my children with a key component being communication. This past week at a family event we jokingly discussed the things that our children will do that many times we will not know about until after the fact. Even though we may […]

  • “Who Owns the Problem?”

    “Who Owns the Problem?”

    Like many parents we have a tendency to try to save our children from discomfort and negative experiences. Some experts would call this being a helicopter parent, hovering near by ready to swoop in and save the day. Unfortunately, this practice sets the child and the parent up for failure over the years.  The child […]

  • “Family Dinner”

    “Family Dinner”

    A hidden treasure of time can be found in many homes throughout our community.  That treasure is meal time. I recall growing up and the many stories that were told, experiences shared and relationships developed all during a meal time. Every evening our family sat down together for dinner. And of course, how could I […]

  • “You’re kidding!”

    “You’re kidding!”

    “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” (Colossian 3:16 NIV) A few weeks ago I had an “aha moment”. My teen son had assisted in doing some […]

  • A “Grace” Full Spirit

    A “Grace” Full Spirit

    During this Christmas season, resist the consumerism and show grace to those you traffic by daily. Freely God shows you grace, freely give it away to others. Be kind to the cashier, the other motorist, the family member that can be a challenge, and your neighbors. Be an example for others to follow, little eyes […]